This year's International Day to End Violence Against Women happens to fall on a Friday, so that makes it the perfect Femme Friday topic. These are some books that can help get someone sped up on the history of violence against women. While men do perpetrate violence against each other as well, this day is... Continue Reading →
In the immortal words of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: When we remember that there is never a single story about any place, we regain a kind of paradise. With this in mind, I wanted to share the authors who's books brought to me another story, another version of a place that I didn't know about. Humaira... Continue Reading →
From the beginning, it's clear that this book is just a few years old. The foreword even includes that there have been progresses and setbacks since it's initial publication. Still, it's worth reading for anyone concerned about what's happening in the Middle East, worldwide women's rights, worldwide women's movements, or Islamic feminism. For me, the... Continue Reading →
Nowhere has the advancement of women’s rights been easy, in great part because it collides with the twin powers of culture and religion.
Societies that invest in and empower women are on a virtuous cycle. They become richer, more stable , better governed, and less prone to fanaticism. Countries that limit women’s educational and employment opportunities and their political voice get stuck in a downward spiral. They are poorer, more fragile, have higher levels of corruption, and are... Continue Reading →